Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sebastian Thrun with Charlie Rose

Source: VentureBeat, Apr 2012 (see the video here:  http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12321) … how Project Glass can instantly help us share experiences with friends. As you can see early in the interview, Thrun he doesn’t even break conversation to take the picture: he … Continue reading

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Ditto for 3D virtual mirror

Source: AllThingsD, Apr 2012 Ditto has raised $3 million from August Capital and other individual investors to continue developing its 3-D technology. The e-commerce site uses 3-D to allow shoppers to virtually try on glasses before they decide to buy … Continue reading

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3D Printed Guitars

Source: Mashable, Apr 2012

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Mentoring Startups

Source: Instigator blog, Apr 2012 You don’t mentor startups, you mentor people. The Lean Canvas As a tool for presenting to advisors and mentors, it’s perfect: clear, simple and to the point. I rarely work with a startup now that … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding via the JOBS act

Source: VentureBeat, Apr 2012 … what does the JOBS Act mean for entrepreneurs right now – and how can entrepreneurs make the most of this time? 1. Gather the necessary documents 2. Prepare a great pitch 3. Plan the marketing campaign of … Continue reading

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Google Ventures

Source: Fast Company, Apr 2012 According to just about everyone in the startup scene, including rival VCs, Google Ventures is one of the most hands-on, full-service funders in the Valley. “They have recruiting partners, design partners, engineering partners, user research … Continue reading

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Convertible Note Financings

Source: TechCrunch, Apr 2012 Part 1 will address basic questions, such as (i) what is a convertible note? (ii) why are convertible notes issued instead of shares of common or preferred stock? and (iii) what are the advantages of issuing … Continue reading

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